The Growth of World Industry

  • John Jewkes


The question I am raising to-night is as old as economic thinking. It is that of industry against agriculture, of town against country as the source of opulence. I do not pretend, of course, to be able to answer this question but it may be worth while traversing the ground again, for in matters which impinge, as this does, upon contemporary economic policy it is the function of the economist, as I understand it, to state the dilemmas even when, as is nearly always the case, he does not know the answers.


Industrial Country Industrial Revolution Economic Progress Industrial Growth Free Market Economic 


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    In 1937, in the United States, each wage earner in manufacturing industry operated with $2474 of capital. (S. Fabricant, Employment in Manufacturing, 1899–1939, p. 257.)Google Scholar
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    See a notable article on this subject by F. R. J. Jervis, ‘The Handicap of Britain’s Early Start’, Manchester School, January 1947.Google Scholar

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